Sexual abuse for children is one of the worst crimes that scars not just their bodies but also their tender minds for many years, sometimes for life. And yes, when we talk about child abuse, it is definitely not limited only to girls. Boys are physically abused and exploited too.
An 11-year-old boy from Delhi has been allegedly sexually abused by his senior at a residential school in Dehradun, police said Saturday.
The incident which took place on August 3, came to light only when the boy shared it with his parents. Subsequently an FIR was lodged at Raipur police station in Dehradun on Friday. Station House Officer CB Singh said,
The boy was taken to a room by his senior, a student of class 10, beaten up and then sexually abused.
The accused is a 15-year-old boy from Haryana. He was expelled after the school management came to know of the incident.
A case under section 377 of the Indian Penal Code has been registered and investigations have begun. The official said, that the role of the school which did not immediately approach the police is also being probed.
A study by Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s children’s foundation has shown that reporting of sexual crimes against children has gone up by 34 per cent in the past four years, but the number of investigating agencies or courts has remained the same.
According to a study by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) in 2017, about 53 per cent of kids surveyed reported having faced one or the other form of sexual abuse. In an interview to India Today last year, Rishi Kant, co-founder of the NGO Shakti Vahini said,
In most cases, the offender is a family member, close relative or an acquaintance. The child in such cases generally does not report these offences. Sexual abuse scars the psyche of the affected child for the entire life.
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